Gardening gurus!! I need your help!!

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  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I learned last season (after planting my cukes and watermelon beside each other) that some things can cross-pollinate? Kind of interesting to see cukes the size of watermelons!! Anyway, I have a lot of veggies this year, and was just wondering which ones shouldn't be planted together, which are fine, and which should be faaaaaaaar apart! [​IMG] Can anyone help me? [​IMG]

    I have:

    Squash-zuchinni, crookneck, butternut, spaghetti
    watermelon
    cantaloupe
    pumpkin- 3 different types, but not sure on the types!
    tomato--5 or 6 different types
    bushel gourds
    birdhouse gourds
    bush cucumbers
    broccoli
    cauliflower

    There are more, but I don't think they are any trouble. The main I'm worried about is if the squash and melons are okay, or pumkins, whatever!! Things like that!
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Oh, and I've been warned about Squmpkins! Squash and pumpkins love to cross pollinate.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ack! Good thing you said something. Time for me to redraw the gardening plan [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Doesn't cross pollination only affect the seeds of the plant for the next generation if you were to save seed and plant it? I've always planted my squash and cucumber close together and never had any odd cross of veggie.
     
  6. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never had a problem with wierd fruit, my understanding was that unless you wanted to collect and use your own seeds next year, then there is no problem. I don't think cross-pollination will affect the fruit set by the original seeds.
     
  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    That's right, cross-pollination will affect the seeds of the resulting fruit, not the fruit itself.
     
  8. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out theeasygarden.com
     
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Yep, there's a live link at the bottom of every forum page. Come on over and chat about gardening with us! [​IMG]
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Oh yes... come to TEG and get addicted like so many others who've been sucked in.... [​IMG]
     

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